VLT Survey Provides New Insight into Formation of Galaxies

Spatial, three-dimensional distribution of galaxies in a slice of the Universe as it was 7 billion years ago, based on the VVDS study : brighter areas represent the regions of the Universe with most galaxies. Astonishingly, the galaxy distribution - the 'building blocks' of the large scale structure - takes the shape of a helix at this primordial epoch.

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Release date:6 December 2006
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Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
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